Monday, November 28, 2011

{a bathroom in disguise?}

I'm loving the trend of treating the bathroom as a room: placing furniture, lighting, accessories, and artwork in this space as you would any other part of your home!



Using unique design details, the bathroom no longer has to scream BATHROOM at first glance, I love that!!


Here are a few examples from the latest ads from Kohler that really caught my eye, they take the concept of the 'bathroom-disguised-as-a-room' to the next level!




To many things to love! The chevron floor, the panelling, the gallery wall, it's all very charming. Not to mention the room is ginormous ...



Another example, with inky blue paint on the back of the shelving, what's not to love?


Ooh! A settee and books, lovely! Do you almost not even notice the toilet?



These images totally grabbed me, have you been noticing this look?

21 comments:

modern jane said...

Yes! I love this! All so beautiful!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

All of these are beautiful. I guess Im on the fench as I spend about 15 minutes in the bathroom...lol.


Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Ali munir said...

One innovative type of Loft Bed Adult that is becoming more popular is the loft bed. This is similar to a bunk bed without the bottom bunk. In the space below one could place a desk, utilize as a play area or create storage space for toys, books or clothes. This is a simple way to fill up unnecessary space that kids will love.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I wish the bathrooms in my home were large enough to create this look.
Fantastic post, Nancy!
~ Wendi ~ xo

Laura Trevey said...

I love placing art in the bathroom ~ why not?? We need something to look at :) !!

Cat said...

OK, the rooms are lovely, really. But the last thing I want to do is spend alot of time with the toilet when not in use. UNLESS that is a studio in Paris or some other place fantastic.
Cat

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Very intriguing idea (though my bathroom is about 1/8th the size of those in the photos and I barely have enough room for the sink let alone a sofa!). Speaking of, I like the art but a sofa in a bathroom, exposed to moisture and other unmentionables... not my cup of tea.

Beatrice @ becado.blogspot.com said...

Great post. Unfortunately, the size of our bathroom is tiny tiny, so definitely no furniture in there. But some art, definitely. Just put up a painting, I painted a little while ago. Great post.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love, love, love the tiles in that first bathroom, Nancy! Great inspiration - thank you! xx

Bourbon&Pearls said...

The one with the settee and books is such a cosy way of spending penny! I love these looks,modern bathrooms leave me cold.

cweb said...

I have a 26x43 print of The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch hanging in my powder room. When it was behind a couch, people just glanced from afar…now everyone looks at it much more close-up! It's become quite a conversation starter! I haven't gone much further than art, but these ideas are beautiful inspiration!

Amelia @ House Pretty said...

Love this - I had to look twice just to be sure it was a bathroom! Our bathroom is way too small for furniture, but some well-placed artwork is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

Canoe Design said...

These are beautiful rooms.
I too love bathroooms that are something more (posted about them a few weeks ago http://canoedesign.blogspot.com/2011/11/room-for-king.html)
The first image with the vintage desk is great, and I love the idea of a sofa in the bathroom!
Thanks for posting.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I love this idea...... just like I love adding these elements to kitchens to make them feel more "furnished" too. I would have NEVER guessed that those images were from Kohler...... love to see companies evolve to create "experiences" with their products versus just showing a sink or a shower head on a stark background.

Gabrielle | Savvy Home said...

I totally agree! Bathrooms and kitchens often stand out too much from the rest. I love rugs and artwork and seating in a bathroom! X

L.A. in the bay said...

couldn't agree more, so gorgeous!

Jeff Hardy said...

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Haus and Home said...

Yes, I have definitely noticed this look more and it could have been from the Kohler ad that had those great images! Just another way to make the bathroom space more personable and not so stark.

Macarena said...

I adore this trend Nancy! Haha, I love to spend hours in the bathroom so I try it to look great. My ex brother in law once had the brilliant idea of making a super cool collage with postcards on the door and that was a hit, his little living room toilette became the sensation of his apartment. Got impreseed by the girl commenting she has a Bosch painting in her bathroom, that work is fantastic and Bosch's paintings are always fabulously creepy. I must visit her. Have a great day! XoXo

Erica M. said...

Love the storage in the 3rd picture. Great idea!

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